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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Mar 21, 1999 Puns and Anagrams

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 31, Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York Times

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Across
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Man with you and Lee : EMANUEL
8
Br. fool : BRASS
13
Pressing need for niece, 10, e.g. : EXIGENCE
14
O, a pure woman of Greek myth : EUROPA
16
Cold storage : NASALCONGESTION
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Mrs. Landlady rents them : RMS
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Ellen reads her column : LANDERS
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Place to take notes in biology : LOG
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Sacred bull of Pisa : APIS
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Appropriately, Edgar Allan and Eliot : POETS
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Edna Borge, e.g. : DANE
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Grounds for intrigue : PLOTS
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Rim of medical technology : MRI
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With which to beep for grape : PAGER
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Taking over of neat N.Y.C. property : TENANCY
31
Author of five rarest Poppins books : TRAVERS
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One for the road : MAP
34
Cupid's newsmaking middle name : UPI
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I'd alarm him at sea : ADMIRAL
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During which one can rest : TRANCES
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Not d' file : DRANK
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Cafeteria center : ETE
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Biscuit for the Coens : SCONE
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She hit the road : DORA
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Fifty songs : LAIRS
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As regards Erin : INRE
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Tome's beginning : EPI
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U.S.A., Rita finds, is far from here : AUSTRIA
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See commercial : CAD
55
"I love you," in French, e.g. : ROMANCELANGUAGE
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A burp's not up to snuff : SUBPAR
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One who works on metal but never rag : ENGRAVER
60
Patisserie treat : TARTE
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Undid paternity? : DESIRED
Down
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For eel, a 10 p.m. specimen : EXAMPLE
2
Ambassador Simon is on one : MISSION
3
A leader no matter how you look at it : AGA
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She sounds like a ringer : NELL
5
Open up can : UNCAP
6
Concern of my C.E.O., no? : ECONOMY
7
Ellen Reed is drawing a lot of interest : LENDER
8
Bees are likely to get drunk on them : BEERS
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U.S.S.R. native : RUSS
10
Official's fake first name? : ART
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Goalie's stain : SOILAGE
12
Old lover who used no prose : SPOONER
13
Carried away, pet ran : ENRAPT
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Tees off on ranges : ANGERS
17
Every other position in guest list. Understand? : GETIT
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It's a man of endurance : STAMINA
24
Can 507 paintings be his? : DAVINCI
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It ranks as a Carroll creature : SNARK
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A thousand leaving the pampas with them : PAPAS
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One familiar with salary cap : CPA
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Murray may go to play : RUR
35
Snakes that can't multiply? : ADDERS
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Not one of our top 500 students : DROPOUT
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Rib mama about instrument : MARIMBA
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Flat piece of paper : LEASE
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Geological area for a renter : TERRANE
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Where a prison escapee hides out : CONCAVE
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Furious grandee : ENRAGED
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He plants cedar, it is said : SEEDER
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Named idle tease : TITLED
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It's cruel and filthy : LUCRE
49
Follows musical signs : SINGS
52
Short course for a Cole : ANAT
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Kind of culture : AGRI
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Natl. rap month : APR
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Old land where Jaguar ended up? : UAR
Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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